Why Genesee & Wyoming Is Poised to Keep Chuggin'

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, regional freight railroad operator has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Genesee & Wyoming and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Genesee & Wyoming facts

Headquarters (founded)

Greenwich, Conn. (1899)

Market Cap

$4.5 billion

Industry

Railroads

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.0 billion

Management

CEO John Hellmann (since 2007)

CFO Timothy Gallagher (since 2005)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

10.4%

Cash/Debt

$29.3 million / $1.8 billion

Competitors


Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 956 members who have rated Genesee & Wyoming believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.   

Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star BoiseKen, succinctly summed up the Genesee & Wyoming bull case for our community:

They own LOTS of valuable intermodal track real estate. That is a moat a mile deep. The drop in coal shipments makes me a little nervous for the short term, but I think there are plenty of other commodities/goods to fill the gap. Over the long-run, trains are a cost-effective alternative to trucking. Choo Choo!

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The article Why Genesee & Wyoming Is Poised to Keep Chuggin' originally appeared on Fool.com.

Motley Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Genesee & Wyoming. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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